Veteran Insurance Journalist Joins Aon as Director of Marketing and Communications

Oct 20, 2010, 10:00 ET from Aon Corporation

CHICAGO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), the leading global provider of risk management services and human capital consulting, today announced the appointment of Regis J. Coccia, a former editor of Business Insurance with over 20 years of experience in journalism, as director of marketing and communications. He joins Aon on November 1.



In the newly created role, Coccia will support Aon's corporate marketing and communications teams on projects across the company's business units with responsibilities including strategic development of client-focused communications and thought leadership.

"I am extremely excited that we were able to attract someone of Regis' caliber to the Aon team," said Phil Clement, Aon's global chief marketing and communications officer. "His knowledge of our industry and of Aon's client focus will add great value for our global clients and colleagues as we continue to unite the marketing power of our firm."

Before joining Aon, for the past seven years Coccia was editor of Business Insurance, the leading weekly magazine and website serving risk management, insurance and employee benefit professionals, published by Crain Communications Inc. As editor, Coccia led a team of award-winning, veteran reporters and editors in covering the commercial insurance industry.

During his nearly 18-year tenure at Business Insurance, he led his team to create various programs spotlighting innovation and leadership in the risk management, insurance and benefits fields, including the Readers Choice Awards, honoring leading companies selected solely by the publication's readers; the Business Insurance Innovation Awards for products and services designed for and awarded by professional risk managers; and Women to Watch, an annual feature recognizing women doing outstanding work in commercial insurance, risk management and benefits. Coccia also led his team in creating a variety of multimedia content, including online video, webinars and audio podcasts.

Coccia earned a bachelor of arts in American studies from the University of Notre Dame.

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About Aon

Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital consulting and outsourcing. Through its more than 59,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon delivers distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Aon's industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in more than 120 countries. Named the world's best broker by Euromoney magazine's 2008, 2009 and 2010 Insurance Survey, Aon also ranked highest on Business Insurance's listing of the world's insurance brokers based on commercial retail, wholesale, reinsurance and personal lines brokerage revenues in 2008 and 2009. A.M. Best deemed Aon the number one insurance broker based on brokerage revenues in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and Aon was voted best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary and best employee benefits consulting firm in 2007, 2008 and 2009 by the readers of Business Insurance. Visit for more information on Aon and to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.

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